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Barclays Center dining guide: Where to eat near the Brooklyn arena

When a space across from the Barclays Center became available, chef Dale Talde knew he wanted in.

“We saw a real potential, with this proximity to the stadium, and being at the corner of three neighborhoods — Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Park Slope — and just jumped on it,” said Talde, who opened the restaurant and bar Atlantic Social in mid-February across the street from the arena.

In the nearly five years since Barclays (home to the Nets and Islanders) opened, it has brought performers, from Ariana Grande to Barbra Streisand, to Brooklyn — as well as encouraged restaurant development in its footprint.

Here’s a look at just the latest dining destinations to open within walking distance.

Atlantic Social

Talde's latest venture is his biggest yet. The
Photo Credit: Atlantic Social

Talde's latest venture is his biggest yet. The 250-seat spot features a main dining room, a front bar room and -- a favorite of the chef's -- a back game room with shuffleboard, Big Buck Hunter and more. As for food, find spins on bar food, like General Tso's chicken wings, pictured, as well as house-made pastas, pan pizzas and Nashville-style fried chicken. (673 Atlantic Ave., Fort Greene, 718-623-2852, atlanticsocialbk.com)

Mokbar

Chef Esther Choi's Korean ramen spot can now
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Chef Esther Choi's Korean ramen spot can now be found in Brooklyn. Like the Chelsea Market original, find a variety of ramen, dumplings (aka "mandu") and house-made kimchi (available in convenient to-go jars if you're a fan) at the month-old restaurant. (212 Flatbush Ave., Park Slope, mokbar.com)

Gotham Market at the Ashland

The new food hall from the folks behind
Photo Credit: Meredith Deliso

The new food hall from the folks behind Gotham West Market kicks off its rotating pop-up of Brooklyn businesses with The Crabby Shack. Current offerings also include Southern BBQ spot Mason Jar, pictured, Spanish tapas restaurant Boqueria and four concepts by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que founder John Stage: the rotisserie-inspired Flip Bird, pizzeria Apizza Regionale, Bar Granger and the forthcoming breakfast spot Egg at the Bird. (590 Fulton St., Fort Greene, gothammarketashland.com)

Lady's

This Italian restaurant from the Sweet Nuthin' Hospitality
Photo Credit: Lady’s

This Italian restaurant from the Sweet Nuthin' Hospitality Group opened late last year with a variety of house-made pastas, such as campanelle with butternut squash and wild mushrooms, and Neapolitan pizzas on the menu. Brunch just launched too, with more pasta and pizza. (572 Fulton St., Fort Greene, 929-307-2822, ladysnyc.com)

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